While I don't have the NFL Network and did not get to see the game live, I did "watch" the game here on CBS' GameCenter, and I was impressed by what the Ravens (10-5) were able to do against the Cowboys (9-6) last night.
The game was close most of the way, the score just 16-7 in favor of the Ravens entering the fourth quarter. Then, the floodgates opened. Ravens' kicker Matt Stover got his fourth field goal of the game while Cowboys' kicker Nick Folk got his first, both within about two minutes after more than half of the fourth quarter was gone. Then, in a stunning development in a close game, each team scored two touchdowns, the Ravens' coming on a 77-yard run by Willis McGahee and an 82-yard run by Le'Ron McClain. and the Cowboys' coming on a 7-yard pass to Terrell Owens and a 21-yard pass to Jason Witten. All four of these scores came with less than four minutes left in the fourth quarter. Back and forth, topsy-turvy, it looked like the Ravens might give up their lead, but the second run, by McClain, was enough to break the Cowboys' backs.
Final score: Ravens 33 Cowboys 24
This win significantly bolsters the Ravens' shot at an AFC Wild Card playoff spot, with the Colts already claiming one of those bids after beating the Jaguars 31-24 Thursday night. The Cowboys are in a bit more precarious spot. Even if they win their last regular season game on the road against the Eagles next Sunday, they likely will need some help to stay in the playoff hunt. According to the CBS playoff standings, the Ravens moved up to the sixth seed after last night's win, and the Cowboys dropped behind the Falcons, who have the sixth seed. This, of course, does not account for action later today.
The Ravens finish out the regular season next Sunday at home against the Jaguars. A win in this game will help give them a good chance of locking up that second AFC Wild Card spot.